As Autumn falls, we reach the time of year when trees can be planted.
Hello the dormant season!
Both our natural burial grounds at Henley and Bath will have new young trees planted in the coming months, adding to those already established.
At Henley, a mixture of species will planted that will further the woodland creation project started back in the winter of 2010. A chilly, clear day as James recalls, but nonetheless productive! The trees will be planted where people have been buried this year, although we’ll also add to those flanking the track leading into the meadow.
So far, we’ve planted around 500 trees and hedging plants and have laid the foundations for what will one day be a thriving woodland for wildlife and walkers. The variety of species will create a multi-level canopy that will provide a habitat for a whole host of animals.
A family plant a tree at Henley, 2011
Three brothers plant an apple tree for their Mum at Bath, 2013
At Bath, more apple trees will be planted as part of our efforts to establish a new heritage orchard. The fruit blossom will attract more honey bees and, when in bloom, will liven up the Midford valley.
As the meadow lies in the Cotswold AONB, all the trees will be heritage species.
Families who have someone buried at either burial ground, and those who don’t, are invited to plant or dedicate a tree. Contact us if you’d like to be involved or to find out more visit;